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The Verge has confirmed that the Verizon version of the iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data. The AT&T iPhone has supported simultaneous talk and data since the iPhone 3G was released because of the GSM network it uses. Verizon gave this statement to MacRumors : iPhone 5 was designed to allow simultaneous voice calling on the Verizon Wireless network while browsing the Internet over WiFi. This is no different from the current iPhone 4S
After the media event, Apple allowed the attendees to use the new iPhone 5 in a hands on area. Many of the early impressions seem to be focused on how light and thin the new iPhone feels. Despite the decrease in weight, the iPhone 5 appears to be sturdy due to its aluminum design.
The Telegraph reports that Apple is likely to drop the iPhone 3GS from its lineup once the company introduces the iPhone 5 next week, leaving room for the iPhone 4 to slide down to the free-on-contract price point currently occupied by the iPhone 3GS.
So far, the jury has found largely favor of Apple in the Apple vs.
With a number of retailers and carriers beginning to drop prices on the iPhone as the introduction of Apple’s next-generation hardware approaches, Apple has officially continued to maintain standard on-contract pricing of $199/$299/$399 for the iPhone 4S, $99 for the iPhone 4, and free for the iPhone 3GS. But a source has now revealed to MacRumors that Apple’s retail stores have been given authorization to match these discounted prices from approved major retailers and carriers. In all cases, Apple will discount iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models by $49.01 upon request to bring pricing down to $349.99/$249.99/$149.99 for the iPhone 4S and $49.99 for the iPhone 4. As with most price matching offers, consumers will likely need to cite the source offering the lower pricing in order for Apple to honor the price match
Last month, we highlighted a number of device restrictions regarding Apple’s high-profile features for iOS 6, noting that many of them would not be compatible with the iPhone 3GS while smaller subsets would not be supported on the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. But with yesterday’s release of iOS 6 Beta 3 for developers, Apple has improved feature support for the iPhone 3GS, adding shared Photo Streams and VIP mail filtering. The change was noticed by a number of iPhone 3GS users, and Apple has confirmed the removal of those restrictions on its iOS 6 preview page
As we noted earlier this week as part of our roundup of device compatibility for various iOS 6 features, several of Apple’s new mapping features including Flyover and turn-by-turn navigation are not officially supported on the iPhone 4, much less the iPhone 3GS.
Apple claims that iOS 6 , the next version of its iPhone and iPad operating system, is “compatible” with devices as old as the iPhone 3GS. The 3GS was originally released nearly three years ago in June 2009 — an eternity in gadget time. However, at the bottom of Apple’s iOS 6 info page lies a small disclaimer: “Not all features are available on all devices.” This is followed by 8 footnotes detailing exactly what features work on what device. Some features, like the VIP List for email, the Offline Reading List, and Shared Photo Stream won’t work on the iPhone 3GS
The outside of the box said "Windows base machine or better", so I bought a Mac.